GLASS BALL 2016
Blown glass Christmas ornaments
Professor Oiva Toikka is one of the greatest names in Finnish design. His iconic collection of Iittala Birds by Toikka first took flight back in 1972 with the creation of the small Flycatchers. Today Iittala Birds by Toikka can be found in the homes of collectors all over the world who enjoy them as simple reminders of the poetry of everyday life.
Drawing from nature and his passion for art glass, Toikka has created more than 400 birds over the last forty years. Iittala Birds by Toikka are all individually mouth-blown, making each one as unique as those who collect them. These lovely little creatures are treasured objects of art that are sure bring joy to any house, office or space they call home.
The mouth-blown, hand decorated Birds by Toikka glass ball is continuing the series of the collectable Iittala Christmas balls. Each year, starting in 2015 with Klaus Haapaniemi's Tanssi glass ball, one of our designers will decorate an Iittala Christmas glass ball. This year, the glass birds and bird sketches of beloved Oiva Toikka have been the inspiration to the collectable Christmas glass ball. The clear glass ball is decorated with three silver birds flying around the ball. 'Oiva Toikka 2016' printed on each glass ball. The package contains one glass ball with hanging string. Perfect for setting the Christmas mood at home or as a collectable gift item.
Ceramic Christmas ornaments
Oiva Toikka’s beloved bird characters have been the inspiration behind these Christmas tree decorations. The ceramic decorations follow the shapes of Ibis, Uhuu and Barn owl. The 3-piece set includes light grey satin ribbons for hanging the decorations. Perfect gift idea for a Bird lover. Available as a seasonal item as long as stck lasts.